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Hello All-

My wife's wallet was stolen just a week ago, and yes, unfortunately her GREEN CARD was inside. We are just around the corner from sending off the I-751 to remove conditions and receive her 10 year card. We do not have photocopies of the card...

Does anyone know what can be sent with the forms instead of a front and back photocopy of the Green Card? I have received conflicting information from USCIS, some say that we must apply for a lost or stolen card (and use the receipt as proof), and others say that we can use her passport and the 1 page that came with the Green Card which we do still have.

All imput is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Law says your suppose to have the actual GC in your procession at all times, so going with just that, you would have to apply for it prior to the I-751.

If they ask you for the GC at the interview, what will you tell them if you don't have it?

But it is costly, and to replace it, and in a few weeks or so get the 10 year....

Tough call.


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DO you still have a mailer in which the GC came? It is attached to a letter.

If your wife showed her GC for purposes of obtaining work, getting a DL, SSN, medical insurance... they may have made copies of it and maybe just maybe they will make a copy for you.

I hope you notified police and got a police report so you can attach it to I-751.

I would not be getting another card through I-90 since you have to apply for I-751 anyways but will defer getting the right answer to other members.

Next time, copy and scan the card as soon as you get it.


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I think you should apply for the I-90 anyway, since there is not a thing you can actually send in lieu of the GC with your I-751. And of course attach both the police report and the I-90 to the I-751. although, if you can do an Infopass appointment, maybe they will tell you exactly how to go about the whole thing.

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DO you still have a mailer in which the GC came? It is attached to a letter.

If your wife showed her GC for purposes of obtaining work, getting a DL, SSN, medical insurance... they may have made copies of it and maybe just maybe they will make a copy for you.

I hope you notified police and got a police report so you can attach it to I-751.

I would not be getting another card through I-90 since you have to apply for I-751 anyways but will defer getting the right answer to other members.

Next time, copy and scan the card as soon as you get it.

YES, WE STILL HAVE THE MAILER. I AM HOPING THAT THE MAILER, HER CALIFORNIA ID, AND PASSPORT WILL SUFFICE. I AM UNCERTAIN THOUGH AS USCIS HAS GIVEN CONFLICTING INFORMATION!

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Don't "hope". The instructions clearly state she has to send in copies of the GC- if I were you, I would at least make an Infopass appointment as soon as possible so you can personally explain things. Otherwise, they will send your application back as incomplete.

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I think you should apply for the I-90 anyway, since there is not a thing you can actually send in lieu of the GC with your I-751. And of course attach both the police report and the I-90 to the I-751. although, if you can do an Infopass appointment, maybe they will tell you exactly how to go about the whole thing.

Thanks. I do have an infopass appointment tomorrow AM, were I am told we can get the passport stamped to prove residency, then include photocopy of passport page with police report, copy of DL and letter explaining the situation. Will let you know more tomorrow!

If anyone has direct experience with the situation please chime in....Thanks Again!

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I think you should apply for the I-90 anyway, since there is not a thing you can actually send in lieu of the GC with your I-751. And of course attach both the police report and the I-90 to the I-751. although, if you can do an Infopass appointment, maybe they will tell you exactly how to go about the whole thing.

Thanks. I do have an infopass appointment tomorrow AM, were I am told we can get the passport stamped to prove residency, then include photocopy of passport page with police report, copy of DL and letter explaining the situation. Will let you know more tomorrow!

If anyone has direct experience with the situation please chime in....Thanks Again!

Excellent :)

Good luck on the Infopass and please do come back and tell us what happened!

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I made a foto copy of my green card to put in my wallet, and keep the real one in the safe deposit box. If I will be needing the real GC I just go to the bank and fetch it. Too costly to replace! Gud Luck in getting your 10 year card and putting it in a safe place! :dance: :dance:


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I made a foto copy of my green card to put in my wallet, and keep the real one in the safe deposit box. If I will be needing the real GC I just go to the bank and fetch it. Too costly to replace! Gud Luck in getting your 10 year card and putting it in a safe place! :dance: :dance:

:thumbs: smart move

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I made a foto copy of my green card to put in my wallet, and keep the real one in the safe deposit box. If I will be needing the real GC I just go to the bank and fetch it. Too costly to replace! Gud Luck in getting your 10 year card and putting it in a safe place! :dance: :dance:

:thumbs: smart move

not that i'd be smart enough to do such.....uh....(note to self...make copies of all ID's and bury the originals).... :blink:

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made a foto copy of my green card to put in my wallet, and keep the real one in the safe deposit box. If I will be needing the real GC I just go to the bank and fetch it. Too costly to replace! Gud Luck in getting your 10 year card and putting it in a safe place!

That is what we do also. I learned that from my days of living in Colombia S.A.

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I made a foto copy of my green card to put in my wallet, and keep the real one in the safe deposit box. If I will be needing the real GC I just go to the bank and fetch it. Too costly to replace! Gud Luck in getting your 10 year card and putting it in a safe place! :dance::dance:

However, by law, you are required to carry the actual green card... not a photocopy of it. So... readers of this post should not take this as advice, but simply as an example of what some people do.

I hate having to carry the damn thing as I'm always afraid I'm gonna lose it. I have been so tempted to do this as well.


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I made a foto copy of my green card to put in my wallet, and keep the real one in the safe deposit box. If I will be needing the real GC I just go to the bank and fetch it. Too costly to replace! Gud Luck in getting your 10 year card and putting it in a safe place! :dance::dance:

However, by law, you are required to carry the actual green card... not a photocopy of it. So... readers of this post should not take this as advice, but simply as an example of what some people do.

I hate having to carry the damn thing as I'm always afraid I'm gonna lose it. I have been so tempted to do this as well.

Agreed. We are required by law to carry the actual card with us. Try driving around with a photocopy of your driver's license and see how that works out :no:

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I agree, tough call on keeping the green card with you, though I know it's mandatory. My husband had a close one -- guy tried to steal his car, got his keys, apparently couldn't drive a manual transmission and bailed, but the green card was locked in the glove box at the time. If it had been on his person or if the guy had actually taken the car, it would have been gone.


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